FCEDA In the News

House of Commons event showcases business opportunities between Fairfax County and Hampshire in the U.K.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:06am

Fairfax County, Virginia USA, and London -- Kicking off an initiative to explore business relationships between Fairfax County and the County of Hampshire in Great Britain, representatives of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) met with senior business, academic and political figures from Hampshire in the House of Commons on June 6.

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Fairfax County is home to eight companies on 2016 Fortune 500 list – more than half of D.C.-area total

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:13pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA – Eight Fairfax County-based companies, in industries ranging from financial services and hospitality to defense and technology consulting, hold spots on Fortune magazine’s list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States.

The number of companies with headquarters in Fairfax County remains unchanged from 2015.

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More successful veteran-owned businesses are making Fairfax County home base for operations

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:15pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA – Fairfax County businesses dominate the latest Washington Business Journal list of largest veteran-owned companies in the Washington, D.C., region based on 2015 revenue. Eight of the top 10 as well as 18 of the top 25 on the list, published in the May 20 edition, are based in the county. Together the 18 Fairfax County companies had 2015 revenue of nearly $1.3 billion and employed more than 3,500.

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Fairfax County EDA, India partners host June 7 forum in Bangalore for technology companies

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 3:34pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA  – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), in conjunction with its India representatives Brickwork India and partner Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), are presenting a June 7 forum in Bangalore to highlight successful business strategies and investment opportunities in the U.S.

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June 1 seminar in Munich spotlights U.S. market-entry strategies for European cybersecurity companies

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 4:00am

Fairfax County, Virginia USA -- The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) and Security Network Munich have organized a June 1 event in Munich to highlight U.S. market-entry strategies for European cybersecurity companies.

The seminar, “Opportunities for European Cybersecurity Companies in the U.S. Market,” will be held at WERK1, Grafinger Strasse 6, 81671 Munich.

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Fairfax County EDA welcomes Czech business delegation for May 17 business development event

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:14am

Fairfax County, Virginia USA -- The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) will host a delegation of 25 Czech business people for a breakfast and business development event on Tuesday, May 17.

The delegation is here to look for business partners and customers in Fairfax County and the Washington area. Most members of the delegation lead information technology companies, but others are involved in research and development, financial services and the pharmaceutical industry.

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FCEDA’s Karen Smaw named to advisory board of National Small Business Development Centers

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:20am

Fairfax County, Virginia USA  — Karen Smaw, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s director of business diversity, has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board.

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Fairfax County EDA’s work with 39 businesses helps spur addition of 1,700 jobs to the local economy

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:15am

Fairfax County, Virginia USA — During the first quarter of 2016, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 39 businesses that are adding more than 1,700 jobs in Fairfax County. Many of these businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and some are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.

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FCEDA president on Cvent deal: Big day for Fairfax County too

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 1:22pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA  – Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, commented on news that Cvent, an event management company headquartered in the Tysons Corner business district of the county, agreed to be sold to Vista Equity Partners for $1.65 billion.

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FCEDA mourns the death of Earle C. Williams

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 2:12pm

Fairfax County, Virginia USA  – With deep regret, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority acknowledges today’s passing of its former chairman Earle C. Williams.

Known for his enduring and passionate promotion of Tysons Corner as an economic hub, Mr. Williams was a driving force, who helped shaped the future of Fairfax County. He was FCEDA chairman in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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